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Voilà: French Press Coffeemaker Design Is Not Functional According to the Seventh Circuit

France, USA - July 22 2019 Since 1983, Plaintiff Bodum USA Inc. (“Bodum”) has been selling the iconic “Chambord” line of French Press coffeemaker, which features the following…

Align Smiling After Strauss Diamond Enjoined from Using Marks as Hashtags

USA - June 19 2019 Align Technologies could safely be dubbed the “saver of social lives” after presenting the world with INVISALIGN tooth aligners and putting an end to…

Paying for Positivity: UrthBox Settles FTC Complaint Regarding Incentivized Consumer Reviews

USA - April 12 2019 UrthBox, Inc., a San Francisco-based snack company, as well as its principal, Behnam Behrouzi, recently entered into a settlement agreement with the…

A Tale of Two Macs: If You Don’t Provide Evidence Does a Big Mac Exist?

European Union, Ireland - February 7 2019 In a whopper of a decision, the Cancellation Division of the EU Intellectual Property Office (“EUIPO”) revoked McDonald’s BIG MAC EU trade mark…

The Copyright “Meme” Game: Can an Internet Meme Containing a Copyrighted Work Be Considered Infringing?

USA - January 29 2019 The abundant use of memes in social media raises many legal issues, including copyright infringement and fair use, that are now beginning to be…

Viral Is Still Copyrighted, Even to Learn Where Trump Is

USA - January 18 2019 While attending his friend’s wedding at the Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey in June 2017, Jonathan Otto took a photograph of a certain wedding…

Copyrighted Works Added to the Public Domain for the First Time This Millennium

USA - January 9 2019 New Year’s Day was a bit different this year. It brought something unseen for the past twenty years: the mass infusion of previously copyrighted…

Copyright and Trademark Infringement Allegations Over “Scream” Mask Bring Celtics’ Scary Terry to a Different Type of Court

USA - December 4 2018 As the 2018 playoffs neared, Boston Celtics’ fans were worried because star point guard Kyrie Irving was injured and unable to play. But reserve…

Preliminary Injunction Issued Against DomainTools Spells More Bad News for Domain Name Investigations

USA - November 5 2018 Acting to protect online privacy concerns, a district court recently issued a preliminary injunction against DomainTools, LLC enjoining it from…

Is it “Natural?” - False Advertising Considerations

USA - October 23 2018 False advertising claims involving uses of the term “natural” have spanned the skincare, hair care, cleaning products, and food industries. Two…